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pollman00 February 11th, 2019 6:24am

An uninformed and politically illiterate electorate is the biggest danger to democracy.

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Xemanis Lawful Good
02/11/19 9:59 am

It's one of the biggest dangers of democracy, but uninformed people can lead to democracy.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
02/11/19 8:31 am

Democracy is chaos. I believe you meant “republic.”

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Ferganam Behind You
02/11/19 4:46 am

We’re doomed

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Metamorphosis
02/11/19 3:52 am

There is no other explanation for how we have an inept, incompetent, functionally illiterate president like Donald Trump.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
02/11/19 4:18 am

He makes the Idiots feel proud of themselves.

Ebola007 Florida
02/11/19 3:50 am

Hence the election of people like AOC.

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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
02/11/19 12:38 am

The electorate has and will always be politically illiterate and uninformed. You can't expect an entire populace to understand the gritty detail of government, nor should you let them have a say in it either.

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/11/19 1:10 am

Someone clearly knows how to reinforce their own power, the more people believe it ,the more it is true.

pollman00
02/11/19 1:13 am

Which is why I believe every voter should be required to pass a civics test on how our government works and answer questions about several important political issues.

Sploosh The Upside Down
02/11/19 10:27 am

Absolutely not. It would be abused like it was abused during the civil rights movement, and the government shouldn't inform people, the people should inform themselves.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/11/19 10:40 am

i.redd.it/al4ywe3vwsmz.jpg Here it is, although if you were white and illiterate you’d likely be ok so long as you can write things that resemble letters (seriously there was one instance where an illiterate white man just wrote a line of letters resembling no words whatsoever who was deemed literate.

I have no doubts the reintroduction of a literacy test would also be abused, although almost definitely not in the same way, not that I’d expect an effective test to be developed even by someone doing so in good faith.

I also oppose it as it would be an utter waste of the electorate’s time, especially when so much of their time is wasted compared to other liberal democracies, frankly already it’s hard for me to justify standing in line for hours for such an ineffective activity.
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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
02/11/19 12:53 pm

No literacy tests, and no voting. Simple as that. The electorate won't inform themselves. They're idiots.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/10/19 11:32 pm

No, that would be a symptom of the larger societal conditions by which a large section of the population are disenfranchised